Sorry to use this backdoor approach, but it seems to be the only way I can communicate with one of my few paternal family members of whom I have heard.
My daughter, Carole, has reminded me that she has had some on-line contact with you. It seems I am your first cousin.
With the rest of my immediate family either passed on or in obscurity, I find myself looking more into my "roots."
Was your father the man I called Uncle Guilliam (probably misspelled here)?
Can you tell me where my father's (Francois) final resting place is?
These are just a few of the topics I would like to discuss with you; and if you are indeed my first cousin, I would like to do anything else to secure that familial bond.
Please reply to me soonest at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you may contact me by telephone at (402) 423-2771. Merry Christmas to you and yours.